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...a paper in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine to look at how mortality rates (ie people dying of disease) have changed in the UK, the US, and a number of other countries in the last few decades…
… Nineteen Western countries’ mortality rates compared between 1979–2005.
…the US spends more than any other country. …(but) almost all of the countries reduced their mortality rates more than the US did.
US Gets Less for Its Healthcare Buck Than Other Nations
In short, the American healthcare system is one of the least cost-effective, whereas the system in the United Kingdom is the second most cost-effective, doing more with less…
¿What about increasing mortality in other countries? U.S.A probably got first place!
Sorry, couldn´t help it, but don´t tell me you didn´t think of it....
The authors attempt to answer the question of why the United States performs so poorly on healthcare cost-effectiveness when the market forces of a largely private healthcare system are assumed to foster efficiency.